Sept. 23, 2013
AUBURN, Ala. – The Auburn swimming and diving team will compete in its annual Orange and Blue meet on Friday, Nov. 8 in the James E. Martin Aquatic Center and will also be raising money for multiple sclerosis research.
The team is raising money to help further awareness and funding to support individuals with MS by participating in the fundraiser known as Swim for MS. Funds raised support the many vital programs and services offered by the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America.
Going along with its annual intrasquad meet, the Tigers will be split up into two teams and each team will be not only competing in the pool, but also to see who can raise the most money. Each team’s goal is $5,000. Team captain for the Blue Team is head coach Brett Hawke and the captain of the orange team is his wife, Trudi. The Auburn Swim for MS was event was started in honor of Trudi, who was diagnosed with MS three years ago.
Head coach Brett Hawke sat down with SwimmingWorld.com’s Jeff Commings last week and talked more in-depth about the program and what it means to him.
If you would like to donate, you can follow the links below to each team’s page and then follow the prompts to make a donation. A donation of any amount can be made. For more information about Swim for MS, visit their website at MyMSAA.org.
The Auburn women’s swimming and diving team will have its first competition of the fall this Friday, Sept. 27 in Nashville, Tenn., in a dual meet against Vanderbilt. The men will join the women in South Bend, Ind., for the Notre Dame Tri-Meet for their first competition of the year Oct. 11-12.
For complete coverage of the Auburn swimming and diving team, log on to AuburnTigers.com, follow the team on Twitter, @AuburnSwimming, or ‘like’ the team on Facebook, Auburn Swimming and Diving.